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PostSubject: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 2:57

I am planning on making copies of her. I thought that since there weren't any really female impalas I should make one, especially since they are one of the most common savanna animals. The first two photos are to show size. All criticism is welcome so I can improve her.









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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 3:43

Pretty neat :) Applause Let me know how much a copy will cost when you get to that point.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 6:17

Ohhh! So beautyful cheers

Amazing model Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 8:59

@SUSANNE wrote:
Ohhh! So beautyful cheers

Amazing model Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 10:13

Beautiful work!!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 10:49

It looks really neat! Great work cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 13:12

Fantastic work! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 14:45

A very nice impala!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 16:09

Bonjour Ethan,
First of all My computer was out of service for 4 weeks.Please can you send your
invoice to my son Marc ,so He will pay you with paypal.Marc Drolet paypal account.
The address for shiping is
Marc Drolet
74 Laurier St,
Repentigny,
Québec Canada,
J 6 A 7 B 4
Is E-mail madroletphd@sympatico.ca

I will be interrested to buy 2 female impala.I hope you will make a male impala.littlebear Best wishes
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 17:26

I Love her! I also want 2-3 copies if possible. She would be a great addition. Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 21 Sep - 19:37

Good to see the less extravagant gender get a model, too. I like her face very much and think you've got the hind legs down delightfully correctly. If there was anything to alter, I think I'd de-beef her shoulder region a bit. Not much, just a smidge off the overall roundness.

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 22 Sep - 4:01

Thank you all so much for the compliments. Thanks Lea for the criticism. I tried to slim her shoulders and stomach down a little bit. Criticism is still welcome, I will probably not bake her until next weekend.


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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 22 Sep - 4:05

@SeanieP wrote:
I Love her! I also want 2-3 copies if possible. She would be  a great addition. Applause
I will save a few impalas for you, as long as I can make copies. I am glad you like her.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 22 Sep - 4:11

@littlebear wrote:
Bonjour Ethan,
                  First of all My computer was out of service for 4 weeks.Please can you send your
invoice to my son Marc ,so He will pay you with paypal.Marc Drolet paypal account.
The address for shiping is          
                                                Marc Drolet
                                                74 Laurier St,
                                                 Repentigny,
                                                 Québec Canada,
                                                 J 6 A 7 B 4
                                  Is E-mail    madroletphd@sympatico.ca

I will be interrested to buy 2 female impala.I hope you will make a male impala.littlebear                                                     Best wishes
                                                                     Claude Drolet
I will save 2 impalas for you as long as I do indeed make copies. I suggest that you edit this post and remove your address from the public forum, for safety of privacy. Please either pm me or email me to continue this conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 22 Sep - 15:13

She is beautiful, she is beautiful!  I would also be interested in a copy, especially if you are going to make a male to match, but she will do nicely on her own as well.

If I may make a suggestion, her tail is a little thick, I would thin it down before baking if possible, not much, but a little.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 22 Sep - 16:34

Wow, now she looks even more amazing! Beautiful work!!!!! sunny sunny sunny

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 22 Sep - 16:46

Kudu, you are a talented sculptor. I love your work. Congratulations !! Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 23 Sep - 4:13

Thanks Phil, Anna, and Miguel. I fixed her tail, thank you for the suggestion. I may make a male. I have had a few requests. I will probably make a poll with a few other animals too in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 23 Sep - 9:38

VERY beautiful impala!
Maybe you can make a little bit softer the texture of the fur. After making the texture I use to soft it with a brush and alcohol. Make a test out of the model before!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Wed 24 Sep - 21:47

Thank you Joan for your kind words and your helpful suggestion. I tested your method out on a piece of clay. Then I did it on the the impala, and it worked well.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Thu 25 Sep - 2:03

I can't wait to see the new figure!  As I said earlier, it does not matter if you make a male or not, she is a beautiful female by herself!  I would like a copy if you make them for sale!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Thu 25 Sep - 7:28

Beautiful work Ethan!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Thu 25 Sep - 12:17

Thanks Phil and Harriet. I will probably post pictures one more time before I bake her.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 28 Sep - 14:25

Most wonderful impala! She will fit right in with your other antelopes.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 30 Sep - 3:10

Thanks Geospiza fortis.
I have some bad news though. One of the materials that I was using to make a mold has dried up (this is for the male saiga, which I am molding before I mold the impala). Because of this the project will take a few weeks more than I originally planned.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 11 Oct - 5:07

After looking at my previous impala for a while, I decided that her head was too broad. I tried to make a new head for the body I already had, but when I put it on it didn't fit well. I liked the new head more than the one before so I decided to make it a body. The old impala may be converted into a male after I make the bongo. This new impala has more delicate and thin legs, so they are harder to work with, and I still need to work on. The new impala is about the same size, but with a lower shoulder height and a longer neck. All criticism is welcome.  





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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 11 Oct - 6:22

Nice!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 11 Oct - 7:13

Fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 11 Oct - 16:28

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 18 Oct - 18:57

Thanks for the compliments she is now finished and I have made a mold and staring casting models. Please pm me if you are interested. I am sorry for the poor lighting in the pictures. There hasn't been a sunny day here for almost a week. I will try and take better pictures once the weather gets better.



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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 18 Oct - 19:25

Well done. The paint goes well with the texture.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sat 18 Oct - 19:29

Amazing work! Very well done!!! I'm very impressed Very Happy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 19 Oct - 19:12

Beautiful figure and nice paint job. The details of the coat is even more appreciated. In addition, the fantastic photos !! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 21 Oct - 11:09

Congratulations, what a nice delicate model Applause
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 21 Oct - 12:09

@MiniZoo wrote:
Congratulations, what a nice delicate model Applause

Just what I wanted to say!! Beautiful!! sunny Applause
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 21 Oct - 15:00

Arrrhw, - she is SO beautyful I love you cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 21 Oct - 16:12

@MiniZoo wrote:
Congratulations, what a nice delicate model Applause

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 16 Nov - 8:09

Thank you all for your kind words. However, I do have some bad news. The casting of all of my models in molds is going to be postponed (including male/female saiga and the impala). This is because I have had an allergic reaction to the resin I am using (Smooth-Cast 300). I was wondering if there was a good alternative to this that doesn't have any isocyanates or if there is proper protection that I could use and still be able to use this resin. I was also wondering if anyone who uses the 300 series by smooth-on has had problems or what protective gear they might wear while using it. Lastly I was wondering if it is dangerous to handle the resin after it has cured. On a lighter note the mold that I made worked well so far, but it might be a while before I can use it again. I am going to be sure the resin is safe to use before I try it again because the allergy can get worse and can lead to a respiratory issue. (here is an interesting about art material that other artists might want to look at http://www.saic.edu/media/saic/pdfs/campusresources/instructionalshops/SprayBooth_MaterialsHandbook.pdf)



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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 16 Nov - 10:48

Did you do this!? Shocked Shocked Shocked I saw your avatar an was sure it was a real one there! Shocked
This is fantastic! You're such a talent! Shocked Shocked cheers cheers cheers How I've missed this!? Surprised

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 16 Nov - 11:07

Very beautiful impala!! cheers Amazing work!! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Sun 16 Nov - 21:16

@kudu11 wrote:
Thank you all for your kind words. However, I do have some bad news. The casting of all of my models in molds is going to be postponed (including male/female saiga and the impala). This is because I have had an allergic reaction to the resin I am using (Smooth-Cast 300). I was wondering if there was a good alternative to this that doesn't have any isocyanates or if there is proper protection that I could use and still be able to use this resin. I was also wondering if anyone who uses the 300 series by smooth-on has had problems or what protective gear they might wear while using it. Lastly I was wondering if it is dangerous to handle the resin after it has cured. On a lighter note the mold that I made worked well so far, but it might be a while before I can use it again. I am going to be sure the resin is safe to use before I try it again because the allergy can get worse and can lead to a respiratory issue. (here is an interesting about art material that other artists might want to look at http://www.saic.edu/media/saic/pdfs/campusresources/instructionalshops/SprayBooth_MaterialsHandbook.pdf)





So you have respiratory problems from Smooth-Cast 300? I use Smooth-Cast 310. I don't have any allergic reactions but I use protective equipment(gloves, mask, glasses). It's really problem if you have allergic reaction. Do you use mask? Or do you have a friend or relative who can help you or make the copies for of you? It will be sad if you can't make copies about your wonderful works. I wish you the best!

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Mon 17 Nov - 4:38

Thank you Jonas and Anna for your kind words. Thanks for the advice Noemi. I have not yet had respiratory issue, but I have had inflammation on my skin. I just have a risk of getting respiratory issues with continued exposure to the chemicals. If I was to use this product again I would need to wear a mask and gloves. I am not sure if I have anyone who could cast them for me, but if that was the case the production would probably have to be more limited. I might try to do some castings with gloves and mask in a few weeks. However I think I can still make the actual mold, which is the more difficult part.
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 18 Nov - 20:22

I hope your problem with resin will resolve.
I really like your Kudu and Bongo girls. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Tue 18 Nov - 20:54

This impala is beautiful Applause I wish you will find a solution for your allergy and I hope someone here will have more advices like Noémi Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1:22 scale Impala Ewe Finished    Wed 19 Nov - 10:57

A beautieful figurine!!

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